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Case 5662

Diagnosing Appendicitis

Author(s)
Ramya Thiagarajah
 
Patient
male, 41 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    CT Abdomen
     

    The tubular circular structure in close proximity to the caecum denotes acute appendicitis. Also the surrounding planes are thicker in comparison to the other side.

     

    Another view of the tubular appendix. The appendix can be followed back all the way up to lie level with the gallblader, hence the confusion in the original diagnosis. The appendix is most commonly retrocaecal. This...

     
     
     
The tubular circular structure in close proximity to the caecum denotes acute appendicitis. Also the surrounding planes are thicker in comparison to the other side.
 
Another view of the tubular appendix. The appendix can be followed back all the way up to lie level with the gallblader, hence the confusion in the original diagnosis. The appendix is most commonly retrocaecal. This was a very high lying appendix.
 
 
 
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